Aug 15

Game-Playing Addictions—Obsessive and Controlling

Would it surprise you to know that game-addiction is the fastest-growing class of addictions in the United States?  More specifically, MMORPG or ‘Massively Multi-player On-line Role-playing Game’ has a lion’s share of an impact in the world of obsessions and personal cravings.

For some, the idea of playing on-line or video games is a habit that is gratifying and there exists no desire to break away from the compulsion.  For others, however, it becomes apparent that too much time is being devoted to gaming and it must be at least moderated or minimized or eliminated altogether.  

Are You Truly A Game Addict?

The first step towards controlling an addiction is admitting that a possible addiction exists.  Several key questions should be addressed to zoom in on recognizing the possible presence of an out-of-control dependency on gaming.   It can begin by honestly answering the following questions:

1:  Do I think about wanting to play games throughout the day and evening?

2:  Do I miss work, school or social activities in order to devote time to game playing?

3:  Do I play games continuously and predictably spend more than 3 hours in one sitting?

4:  Do I spend money on games or game items that should be used for food or paying bills?

5:  Do I become upset if I am unable to play games when the urge hits me?

6:  Do I use sleep time to play games?

7:  Do family members or friends comment on the amount of time I spend gaming?   Do they appear irritated, upset or concerned with the time I devote to playing?

8:  Do I lie about the amount of time I spend playing games?

What Can I Do To Stop?

Depending on one’s psychological make-up, some people—adults and children, alike—will be able to moderate their addictions to game-playing, but the genuine desire to minimize playtime must be in place.  There are several common-sense things one can do to at least attempt to modify dominating feelings that control the player instead of the player controlling the feelings. 

1:  Set A Timer:

If hours and hours of non-stop playtime has been an issue, setting a time-frame for a decreased amount of game-time can work for some.  Slowly decreasing the play-time in increments can be effective.  For example, if 4 hours of continuous play time has been the norm, set a timer for 3 hours for a day or two.  Then set the time for 2 hours and then 1 hour and determine how long a non-stop playtime will be—perhaps it might be a single hour in the morning and a single hour in the evening. 

This approach won’t work for everyone, much the same as being addicted to cigarettes.  Some people can decrease their cigarette intake gradually and finally quit while other smokers would have no success with this type of methodology.  Whatever modified time-period is achieved, however, must still not interfere with day-to-day activities and responsibilities.

2:  Go ‘Cold-Turkey’:

Some people will be able to completely ‘cut-the-chord’, so to speak.  If anxieties develop over too-much game playing and one has become uncomfortable enough with the addiction, some individuals will say, “Enough is enough!”   If the Cold-Turkey approach is a viable option, gathering up games and even computer equipment and storing them away or asking a friend or family member to hide them can work!  Also, keeping the installation CD out of reach will eliminate kindling any desires that might still linger.  Again, however, the success of this approach will hinge greatly on one’s pre-disposition to successfully walk away from the dependency. 

3:  Uninstall The MMORPG:

Uninstalling the MMORPG is somewhat like going ‘Cold Turkey’ if one doesn’t trust oneself to stay away from game-playing.  The MMORPG program can be completely removed from one’s computer.   Additionally, one should delete their highest-level characters or the most important characters before deleting the software.    Even cancelling one’s subscription to certain games is a concerted step in the right direction for those who are serious about getting their lives back!

4:  Find A New Passion:

Though it may sound overly simplistic, finding a new hobby or interest can work for some individuals.   Learning how to play the piano, taking up dance lessons or volunteering time at an animal shelter or a soup-kitchen for the homeless can be very gratifying! 

5:  Seek Counseling:

If attempting to curtail the addiction on your own doesn’t seem to work, don’t ever be ashamed to consider the possibility of seeking a professional counselor or therapist like those available at Heartfelt Christian Counseling !  Professional intervention will explore the symptoms, causes and treatments that can address the game addiction.   Addiction psychiatry is a branch of psychotherapy that treats compulsive-specific issues where clients can receive a new lease on life and reach the point of controlling the addictions instead of the addictions controlling them!

Aug 13

Take Our Home Nail Courses, Enter Exciting Beauty Career

If you want to get into the beauty industry but are not particularly fond of the idea of cutting people’s hair, perhaps you should consider becoming a nail technician. This would be an excellent way to express yourself through creative design, as well as allowing you to tap into the beauty industry and make a great living. We offer those who are interested in becoming a nail tech, Nail Courses which can be completed at home. Once you graduate the course, you will be able to frame an exciting career and make money doing what you love, which is working with color and being artistic and creative.

Aug 10

I Hated How My Stomach Looked in Pictures

The first time I heard the term waist trainers, I honestly did not know what it meant. I was curious to learn more though when I heard that these garments can help a woman gain more confidence in her shape. When I went to the website where a friend had first seen them, I was really impressed. I figured that they would have to be something like corsets, but they were so tastefully done that I instantly knew I wanted one as soon as I saw it on the website.

I didn’t have a huge weight problem, but I was a few pounds overweight. Those pounds were quite stubborn, and I always felt a bit frumpy because of them. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

Why You Should Consider Breast Augmentation

When breast augmentation procedures became popular they received some negative reviews from certain quarters. Most of the critics were skeptical of the benefits of the process. Others felt it was vain and it was generally dismissed as having no real benefits.

However, there are real benefits for ideal women. It is important to note that there are people who may not be suited by the procedure. The best candidates are women who are healthy. It is also important for them to have realistic expectations. The following are some of the benefits you can expect.

Breast Size and Symmetry

The main reason for the procedure is usually to increase the breast size. Some people may have small breasts that make them so self conscious that they are unable to function socially. A professional surgeon can help you achieve your goal. He can explain and proceed to execute the procedure that is good for you.

The other common reason for going for the surgery is uneven breasts. Although many women’s breasts are not exactly symmetrical, sometimes it is more noticeable. This can also make a woman self conscious, especially when she has to wear a bikini on the beach or clothes that are likely to expose this unevenness even more. It can affect the social life as well as the sex life of a young woman who is getting into a serious relationship. The breast augmentation can help reverse the effects of all this breast size and asymmetry problems.

Self Esteem and Self Confidence

When a woman’s breasts are small or conspicuously asymmetrical, she can have a big problem interacting with people. Even though most people may not pay attention or even notice the problem, she may have a hard time keeping her head up and projecting confidence. It will affect how she behaves when she is with her boyfriend, friends or colleagues. It could affect her productivity at the workplace and how she relates with her spouse.

A surgeon can help her regain her confidence. Studies carried out on women who have undergone the procedure show they are more confident after the procedure. They are more willing to approach people and give presentations at work. Many women reported being more confident with friends and spouses.

Sex Drive

Confidence can affect a woman’s sex drive in a big way. The condition of her breasts is one of the things that can dent her self esteem. If she has small or uneven breasts she may choose not to have the lights on or not to show herself to her partner.

The breast is usually seen as a very sexual part of a woman’s body. Making her breasts perky and larger can help a woman gain confidence that can not only bring back her sex drive, but one that can spice things up in the bedroom for her and her partner.

Look Younger

A curvy figure is often associated with youth. Even middle age women who are curvy are usually perceived as young and trendy. A professional surgeon can help a woman get that enviable figure.

Additionally, a woman who is confident about her bust can dress more fashionably. She doesn’t have to worry about whether the clothes will draw attention to that part of her body. She can therefore wear figure hugging and low cut dresses. These trendy clothes can make her look even younger.

There are quite a number of benefits that make it worth it to go under the knife. The candidate for this procedure must have rational expectations and therefore needs to go through consultation. Choosing the right surgeon can help you maximize these benefits and avoid complications.

Dr. Gregory H. Croll is the owner of his own practice, and the leading doctor for breast augmentations in Columbia, MO.

Jun 29

What is A Gummy Smile?

What affects the aesthetics of a good smile? Aside from the teeth, the facial muscles and the shape and size of the lips, the gingiva or the gums are a big factor. Excessive gingival display or the display of a wide gingiva in relation to the teeth is the characteristic of what we call a gummy smile. Why is it an important area of concern? Usually, the gingiva or the gums are a big concern when it comes to smiling because a wide gingiva makes your teeth look shorter or smaller than they actually are. When the dimensions of your gums are not right and are wider than your teeth, you have a gummy smile.

What are the Causes of a Gummy Smile?

There are many things that cause a gummy smile. The exposure of your upper gums may be caused by the muscle of your upper lip and when it is too active that it lifts your lip too much. Another is that your upper jaw is not proportioned to your lower jaw, a condition called maxillary skeletal excess. This causes your smile to be disproportioned and results to showing too much upper gum.

Another reason is an excessive overbite. You may also have a short and thin upper lip which is not enough to cover all of your gums. Another reason is when your teeth do not erupt or fully grow out of your jaw bones and gums and your gingiva are just too long or what we call gingival hypertrophy.

What are the Types of Gummy Smile?

There is what we call a gummy smile scale in which we measure the amount of gum or gingiva in relation to the size of the teeth. A gummy smile depends on the ratio of the gum displayed to the teeth and it can be mild, where 25% of the gum is shown, moderate in which case 25 to 50% is shown, advanced in which case 50% to 100% percent is shown or in some cases, severe wherein more than 100% of gum is displayed.

What are the Treatments for a Gummy Smile?

A gummy smile can be treated in many ways. Some of the ways it can be addressed are:

  1. Repositioning of the upper lip.
  2. Putting braces to adjust the teeth in their ideal position.
  3. Sculpting of the gum tissue and bone through surgery.
  4. Removal of excess gum tissue or crown lengthening.
  5. Increasing the surface of the teeth by attaching crowns.


With the help of an experienced orthodontist, you can get rid of a gummy smile. Go ahead and contact your friendly community orthodontist today.

Written by Dr. Darren Wittenberger, is the best orthodontists Columbia MO has to offer, and owner of his own practice, Advance Orthodontics. Dr. Wittenberger enjoys sharing his expertise to ensure people can maintain the healthiest, straightest teeth possible!

Jun 13

Tips to choose best physical therapy treatment

In this generation all the children’s are showing more interest in sports and it is very good for health. When your children gets interact in sports it makes them active and they can make their muscles stronger. All the people are not engaged in same sports activity they will join depends on their interest. If you are a player in some sports filed first you need to know the basic things of that particular game. Winning or losing a game is not a matter first you should be safe without any injuries. Some people who are not having the good knowledge about the sports are trying to play some games without any safety equipments like track shoes, knee safety equipments and other things. It is not an easy thing to play all games without getting enough practice. All the players should get the enough training from the coacher and they need to do follow all the steps clearly because the coacher knows the basic things and they will train you to play games without any injuries. Incase if there is any injury occurs while playing first you need to get some first aid treatment then get proper treatment from the physical therapist. Mostly the athletes are getting injured during the training session because they need to do a lot to get the proper training. They need to reduce weight but they want to gain more energy in their body to run for a long distance.

Actually the physical therapists are giving the proper treatment to the patients by using the new technological method. In this modern world the experts are introducing lot of new methods so they are using those therapy treatments to give you the good solution for injuries. Many types of equipment are also available for the treatment. To get the best treatment you should find the best therapist in your nearby area. There is lot of people are available in the market and they are having the good knowledge about all the therapy treatment. With the development of technology all are using the internet to find the professionals easily at home. If you are choosing the experienced sports physical therapy new york city you can some benefits and they will help you to get cured immediately. Actually the therapy treatment makes you feel light all time and it gives you more strength and stamina to continue their passion.

Jun 10

Get the relief from your unbearable pain

Neck pain will come depends on various reasons and it is unbearable. We can see lot of people suffering from neck pain and it makes them to alter the position of the neck. We cannot say that all the neck pain are same it differs from one another. Some may have pain due to some accidents some may have due to some routine work so you should take the proper treatment depends on the pain. Actually the pain, symptoms and causes of the neck pain will vary. In some cases sleeping in wrong position and giving more strain to the neck also causes pain to the neck. Some patients are suffering from the neck pain severely mostly it will occur due to the nerve problem. We cannot understand that pain it can be understood only by the pain sufferers.

Some people cannot turn their neck to another side it gives them more severe pain, it leads to headaches and other spinal cord issues. We cannot take that neck pain is a normal thing it will cure automatically by it selves. Actually it is not like that we need to take the proper treatment at the correct stage if you are failed to get treatment then finally it leads to serious issues. Sometimes the neck pain leads to trauma then it is very difficult to get cured. If it is trauma it gives you symptoms like headache, vomiting, nausea, and problems in vision and it gives more pain in the leg or hand muscles. If this problem is caused by daily routine work you can do the exercise daily for your neck to get some relief. If you are consulting the experts they can give the solution for all issues and they train you to do the exercise. It strengthens your neck muscles and it avoids the pain.

If you are suffering from neck pain the first thing you should so is find the main reason for the pain and get the treatment depend on that issue. Without taking more medicines and injection you can get solution for the problem easily in a natural way. If the problem is severe consult the best doctor who is having good experience in these professions. The Neck pain Treat midtown is the best place to get the treatment for neck pain. You can get the appointment easily in the online through their official site and get the proper treatment.

Jun 08

Turn to Cha fertility center if you are going through infertility problems:


Infertility is an ailment which affects roughly one out of every six couples. The opinions of infertility are given to a couple who has been unsuccessful in efforts to conceive over a long time. The cause of infertility can exist in either the male partner or the female partner. Female infertility factors are the reasons of approximately 50 % of all infertility cases. And female infertility alone contributes to roughly one third of all infertility cases.

Many childless couples carry around the shame of infertility. They often get depressed with their inability to have children. Over the past twenty years the problems of infertility have dramatically increased. If you are suffering in order to conceive properly, then you should seek proper medical advice in spite of hiding your inability. In this modern era when medical science is improving day by day, everything is treatable.

First of all, you need to identify the reasons behind your infertility. The most common reasons of female infertility are the problems with ovulation, problems with cervix or the damage to uterus or fallopian tubes. Age is also another big reason which contributes to women infertility. A woman’s ferlity tends to decrease in a natural way as she ages.

Ovulation problems can be caused by one or more of the following reasons:

  • A cyst or tumor
  • A hormone imbalance.
  • Obesity
  • Stress
  • Thyroid problems
  • Intense exercise
  • Problematic menstrual cycles.

Damage to the uterus or the fallopian tubes can be caused by the following reasons:

  • Infections
  • Pelvic inflammatory maladies
  • Polyps in the uterus
  • Fibroids or endometriosis.
  • Adhesions or scar tissue
  • Chronic medical ailments
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • A birth defect
  • DES syndrome

Apart from these all, abnormal cervical mucus can also be the reason of infertility. This condition can prevent the sperm from reaching the egg. It makes it crucial for the sperm to penetrate the egg.

But not to worry, there are plenty of fertility centers out there. Cha Fertility Center is one of the most prominent fertility clinics in Los Angeles. It is an eminent name in America in the field of fertility preservations both in the mode of egg freezing and egg banking. These two advanced methods are extremely used to help many childless couples conceive smoothly.

Cha Fertility Center took the first initiative to establish a commercial egg bank. This eminent clinic has made up the benchmark in the field of infertility.

You may wonder why egg freezing or egg banking is gaining so much popularity today. Every woman is born only with a limited number of eggs. There can be a significant decline in her ability to conceive due to aging or other medical reasons. Via the process of egg banking it is possible for a woman to store her eggs at a young age. Cha Fertility Center helps a woman to store her ability to conceive until she is ready to start her own family.





Jun 01

Five Spots You Never Knew Could Looks So Good After Lipo

Sometimes, weight loss and exercise are not enough to provide the tight, sleek appearance that is so desirable. Liposuction can offer another option to help you remove the excess fat that accumulates in a number of areas of the body.  Liposuction procedures loosen and remove this excess fat tissue, leaving a smoother and shapelier appearance.

Here are parts of the body where liposuction can be most effective:

1 – Chin

The chin area is a place where excess fat seems to collect as the years pass. In some cases, this accumulation is not related to weight gain. It occurs because of the loss of connective tissue under the skin that normally makes a smooth and well-defined chin line. Liposuction can remove the excess fat that produces a “double chin” to create a better-defined profile.

2 – Abdomen

The abdomen is one of the most common sites for liposuction. Many people find that they may have stubborn rolls of fat on the stomach and sides, even after stringent dieting and exercise. Genes dictate how fat is distributed on the body, and many people find they have inherited bodies that tend to accumulate stomach fat in a manner that spoils their look in clothing or on the beach. Liposuction can remove the excess fat, allowing a shapelier appearance that looks better both dressed and undressed.

3 – Thighs

“Saddlebags” are accumulations of fat on the outside of the thighs that many women find difficult to exercise away. Genetic inheritance makes some people prone to fat in these areas. Liposuction can help to reduce this excess fat to provide a better appearance in slacks and shorts.

4 – Upper Arms

The upper arms are another problem area, with excess fat that makes the arms look large and that tends to wobble with arm movements. This problem can be corrected with liposuction if the skin tone is firm enough to allow a good result from the procedure. It can allow you to enjoy wearing sleeveless blouses without self-consciousness about arm fat.

5 – Male Chest

Excess weight and lack of muscle tone can leave men with chest contours that look too much like women’s breasts. Weight loss and exercise may not be enough to tighten this tissue. This excess fat can be removed with liposuction techniques to give men’s chests a more manly appearance.

If these are problems areas on your body, contact the office of Dr. Greg Gaske in Des Moines IA for consultation on how liposuction can help you look your best.

May 30

Laser Fat Removal In A Non-Invasive Way

It is very important for you to have a healthy body weight. Excess fat is detrimental for your health and invites diseases that are life threatening for you. There are many people who do not have the time or the inclination to hot the gym and this is why they lack the motivation to lose weight. It is here that they look for cosmetic procedures that are non-invasive in nature like laser fat removal.

In Boston, there is a credible and trusted name in the above field. His name is Dr. Kenneth M Reed. He says that when it comes to the removal of unwanted fat from the body, there are two methods. The first is liposuction and the second is laser therapy. The former is one of the most widely sought after cosmetic surgical procedures in the nation today and it is effective for the removal of fat deposits from the hips, stomach and thighs. The procedure engages incisions that are made into the affected area and a device dislodges the fat that is sucked out with the aid of a big Cannula. He says that the above method is an effective one but the patient suffers from soreness and bruises. The recovery time is long and patients have to wait for a duration before they are back to their regular and normal activities.

Non-Invasive Fat Removals

Laser fat removal techniques is non-invasive and its discomfort is much less than traditional liposuction. Moreover, the procedure is also cost effective as well. The non-invasive laser treatment comprises of a laser beam. This beam is a high powered one and it is able to penetrate under the skin. Once these cells have been penetrated the fat is broken and it is released from the lymphatic system. The fat is passed away through excretion in a natural manner just like the human body releases other toxins. The duration for the non-invasive laser treatment takes about 30 mins to one hour depending upon the nature of the case. The region of the body that is to be treated will also determine the time period for the procedure.

Dr. Kenneth M Reed says that after the laser treatment is done, he generally gives them a diet and exercise plan so that they do not put on weight. His clinic DermASAP is known to be one of the most credible and reliable places when it comes to the removal of unwanted body fat. Both men and women have benefitted from the safe procedure and they also speak very highly of Dr. Kenneth M Reed and his team in Boston.

Therefore, if you are looking for a safe and cost effective way to lose weight, it is highly recommended that you bank on Dr. Kenneth M Reed and his team of qualified specialists today. They will ensure that you get the body shape as desired in a safe and comfortable manner. They will look into all your needs and devise a customized plan for your treatment and safe recovery!




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